Last year, everyone (me included) wanted to tar and feather Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby.
What a difference a year makes. It’s early in the season, but Crosby has been nothing short of… dare I say it… outstanding through the preseason and week one.
Today, Crosby was recognized for his performance in week one when he was named the NFC special teams player of the week.
Crosby hit two field goals in the Packers win over the Philadelphia Eagles, a 49-yarder and a Packers-record 56-yarder.
The real test for Crosby will come in November and December, but he seems to be rewarding the coaching staff’s faith in him thus far.
His rookie year he had a game winner as time wound down against the Eagles. Let’s hope this is the start of some consistency for him. We need him – especially with Grant out for the year.